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News, Feature Troubling View From the Oasis: California's Abundance May Be a Mirage

Troubling View From the Oasis: California's Abundance May Be a Mirage

The rains came, finally, on the 26th of February. Rain fell on the grapevines of Napa and the grassland of Marin, on the almond trees and tomato fields of the Central Valley, on the strawberries and lettuce rows of the…
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Music, Hear This Whirr: Show Preview

Whirr: Show Preview

Whirr refers to itself as a punk band from Oakland, but even at its most aggressive, Whirr is not textbook punk. The music is loud and layered with thick electric fuzz, but it's also sincere and pensive: There's no mistaking…
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News, The Snitch UC Merced Sex Toy Event Riles Central Valley Conservatives

UC Merced Sex Toy Event Riles Central Valley Conservatives

While San Francisco will spend more than $200,000 on condoms next year to ensure we're all stockpiled with rubbers, students at UC Merced reportedly got a spanking for hosting a much-desired sex toy event on campus. And that's the…
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News, The Snitch Unwelcome Cougar Shot After Allegedly Breaking Into Family Home

Unwelcome Cougar Shot After Allegedly Breaking Into Family Home

There are so many reasons not to live in the far-flung communities of the Central Valley -- bad schools, bad husbands, and really bad credit. Oh, and those uninvited cougars -- there's another reason. Turlock resident Tami Mendonca was doing…
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News, The Snitch Blackwater: DiFi's Questionable H2O Moves Muddy Dems' Election Hopes

Blackwater: DiFi's Questionable H2O Moves Muddy Dems' Election Hopes

Take one part frozen orange juice concentrate, mix it with three parts water, and you have a delicious morning drink.Take one sleazy political juice deal, and mix it with rotten water policy, however, and California's senior U.S. Senator may complicate…
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Out-of-Towners -- From Fresno, No Less -- Protest In San Francisco. Did You Notice?

Like a Vaudeville act of old getting ready to take it to New York City, today's protester has got to ask himself if he's ready for the big time when he comes to San Francisco. We've got no shortage…
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